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Upstate Announcements for August 7, 2019


New patient education television available at both Downtown and Community campuses 

Patient Education Television, provided through the Wellness Channel, is available on patient TVs at both campuses. The resource is also available to staff online at http://www.upstate.edu/pated/intra/education-tv.php.  

Downtown Campus:

Patient Channel—59

HeartCare Channel—60

MedSerenity Channel—61


Community Campus:

Newborn Channel—50

Patient Channel—51

HeartCare Channel—52

For more information, email pated@upstate.edu or visit http://www.upstate.edu/hr/document/wellness_channels_flyer.pdf.  



CSEA offers Skills for Success courses

The New York State and CSEA Partnership for Education and Training are offering classroom- and web-based courses for CSEA-represented employees. To view the fall catalog, visit https://www.nyscseapartnership.org/Sfs/Fall2019/SFSCourseCatalogFall2019.pdf.  



Easy for You is Aug. 13

Easy for You will be held Tuesday, Aug. 13 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the second floor lobby of Upstate University Hospital's Downtown Campus. Those with an Upstate ID are welcome to receive help quitting tobacco, chew, and vape products. Free nicotine replacement therapy and expert advice provided. For more information, visit: www.upstate.edu/health/healthlink/smokefree.php.



Cellist David Ying and pianist Elinor Freer perform at Upstate Aug. 14

The Skaneateles Music Festival will celebrate their 40th  anniversary with performances by cellist and Grammy winner David Ying and pianist Elinor Freer Aug. 14 at 10:30 a.m. in the atrium of Upstate Cancer Center, and at 1 p.m. in the Performance Center at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. For more information on the performance, email Matthew Capogreco at capogrem@upstate.edu. 



Fidelity planner on campus Aug. 15 and 16

Fidelity retirement planner Ken Woods will be available for appointments Aug. 15 from noon to 4 p.m. and Aug. 16 from 9 a.m. to noon in room 8800 at Upstate University Hospital’s Downtown Campus. Additional dates are: Sept. 6 and 20, and Oct. 4 and 18 from 9 a.m. to noon in room 8800. For more information, visit http://web.upstate.edu/hr/document/fidelity.pdf.  To schedule an appointment, call 800-642-7131. 



24th  annual Central New York Psychopharmacology Update is Aug. 16

The 24th  annual Central New York Psychopharmacology Update—with a focus on aggression in psychiatric practice—will be held Friday, Aug. 16 at the Crown Plaza Conference Center. To register for the conference visit www.upstate.edu/cme/. For a conference brochure, visit https://cmetracker.net/UPSTATE/Files/Brochures/144093.pdf.  

Speakers include: Thomas Schwartz, MD, interim chair and professor of psychiatry; James Knoll, MD, professor and director of forensic psychiatry; and Katherine Warburton, DO, medical and deputy director of California Department of State Hospitals. For more information contact Linette at thorpl@upstate.edu  or 315-464-3104.  



Dean’s Grand Rounds on Housecalls for the Homeless is Aug. 16

David Lehmann, MD, PharmD, SUNY Distinguished Professor of Medicine, will present Housecalls for the Homeless—Upstate Touching Lives on Streets, Under Bridges, and at Shelters Aug. 16 at 1 p.m. in 4414 Academic Building. 



Deadline for Emerging Leaders United applications is August 19

Upstate employees are welcome to apply for Upstate’s chapter of Emerging Leaders United, an affinity group with United Way of Central New York. Participants of the Emerging Leaders program will represent Upstate Medical University and will have the opportunity to attend leadership and community education programs and volunteer events, network with other leaders in from other companies in Greater Syracuse area from National Grid, M&T Bank, Loretto and many more. Emerging Leaders are required to fulfill 16 hours of volunteer service from September 2019 to September 2020. For an application, visit: http://www.upstate.edu/communitygiving/emerging-leaders.php



Clean the Air rounds to be held at both campuses beginning Aug. 22

The Upstate Tobacco-Free Task Force makes monthly Clean the Air rounds on both campuses to spread awareness that Upstate is tobacco, smoke, and vape free. Rounds will be held at Community Campus at 10 a.m. Aug. 22, Sept. 26, and Oct. 24. Rounds will be held at Downtown Campus at 10 a.m. beginning in the atrium of Upstate Cancer Center Aug. 28, Sept. 25, and Oct. 23. For more information, email Theresa Hankin at hankint@upstate.edu.



New WW at Work session begins Aug. 27

A new WW at Work session will begin Aug. 27 at noon in room 10405A of the East Tower at Downtown Campus. To enroll in WW at Work, participants must be present. Registration is $132.60 for 12 weeks. Payment options are available. For more information, contact Kim Hare at harek@upstate.edu or call 315-464-4891. 



Urology Grand Rounds on physician burnout is Sept. 4

Urology Grand Rounds will be held Wednesday, Sept. 4 from 7 to 8 a.m. in room 4414B Academic Building. Daniel Marchalik, MD, MA, medical director for physician wellbeing at MedStar Health and urologist at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, will present Medicine: Myth and Facts on Physician Burnout. For more information, email Susan Schulze at schulzes@upstate.edu. 



Second annual Bottoms Up One Club Golf Tournament is Sept. 7

The second annual Bottoms Up One Club Golf Tournament will be held Sept. 7 at 1 p.m. at Burnet Park Golf Course. The captain and mate tournament permits participants to bring one club for nine holes. Registration is $75 and includes lunch, giveaways, tastings, and greens fees. To register, visit www.upstatefoundation.org/BottomsUp. For more information, email Matthew Capogreco at capogrem@upstate.edu. 



Al Todeschini Paddle for Pancreatic Cancer is Sept. 21

The Al Todeschini Paddle for Pancreatic Cancer will be held Saturday, Sept. 21 at 9 a.m. at Mountainman Outdoor Supply Co. in Old Forge, N.Y. Event proceeds benefit the Al Todeschini Pancreatic Cancer Fund. For more information, visit www.upstate.edu/paddle or call Janice Todeschini at 315-464-6114 or 315-415-3157. 



Save the Date: CNY Geriatric Conference offers 4M education Nov. 20

The 4M Model for Improving Care for Older Adults conference will be held Wednesday, Nov. 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Double Tree by Hilton in East Syracuse. Keynote speakers include Department of Geriatrics Chair Sharon Brangman, MD, and NICHE Executive Director Mattia Gilmartin, PhD, FAAN. The 4M Model focuses on medications, mentation, mobility, and what matters. Registration is $85 before Nov. 1; $95 after Nov. 1. For more information, email dolank@upstate.edu.  To register, visit https://www.upstatefoundation.org/4mmodelconference.  



Save the date: Upstate Gala is Nov. 22

The Upstate Gala will be held Nov. 22 at the OnCenter in Syracuse. Hosted by the Upstate Foundation, the annual black-tie event celebrates Upstate, while raising funds for various initiatives. For more information, visit www.UpstateFoundation.org/Gala  or call 315-464-4416. 



Update on Library’s offering of Primo

The Library's implementation of Primo, a new search and discovery tool, has expanded to include the "Owned by Upstate?" links to check for full-text from databases. These links are active in several of our high use databases including: PubMed, Scopus, and CINAHL. The use of Primo is a SUNY-wide implementation designed to provide a more integrated user experience with greater functionality in one system to improve the search experience. Unfortunately, some SUNY campuses—including Upstate—are experiencing speed issues when linking to full-text. SUNY and the ExLibris team are working to identify the root causes of the problems we are experiencing and issue fixes as quickly as possible. If you are experiencing issues linking to full-text please send your feedback to libsuppt@upstate.edu so we may forward it to the SUNY implementation team. 



HealthLink on Air interviews feature Ruth Weinstock, Andrea Berg, Satish Krishnamurthy, Michael Galgano, and Amy DeBlois

Among recent guests on HealthLink on Air are: endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism chief Ruth Weinstock, MD, PhD; geriatrician Andrea Berg, MD; neurosurgeon Michael Galgano, MD; neurosurgeon Satish Krishnamurthy, MD; and doctor of physical therapy Amy DeBlois. HealthLink on Air, a radio show and podcast produced by Marketing and University Communications, is available through podcast searches and is broadcast on WRVO Public Media Sundays at 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. Complete shows and individual interviews are also available at www.healthlinkonair.org.